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Friday, April 15, 2016

SKOL2016 at Roozengaard

Among all the famous sites visited during the annual tulip festival in Mt. Vernon and La Conner, Washington, Roozengaard is an outstanding example as a producer and for it's tulip display garden. I recently enjoyed sketching there on a rare sunny day last week. Although finished sketches are enjoyable to view, it's always nice to see the work in progress. Scroll down to view my accordion book sketches in reverse order, from the end and all the way back to the beginning.
The finished sketches of the day. 4.7.16.  Individual sketches shown in more detail on the replay at the 57min mark. Here on Katch.
I wanted to engage in the Sketch Out Loud Project along with other artists around the world this month. "The goal of SKO/L is to help celebrate Landscape Architecture and World Landscape Architecture Month with a wide audience of sketchers to promote on location sketching as a way to observe and document the landscape."  Learn more about SKOL2016 here.
Roozengaarde provides both landscape and architectural subjects. My final accordion sketchbook spread includes a sketch of the windmill. Trophy shot taken on a warm, sunny bench nearby.
As I sat on a bench sketching in the northwest corner of the display garden, a bee came to view my progress. It hovered for a few moments, so close that I could see it pivot in flight left and right from page to  page.  After it buzzed away, I sketched it in place exactly where it had been hovering, took this photo and continued my work in progress. 4.7.16


  1. Nice! I love the accordian sketchbook. You can't help but do a montage of places and views!

    1. Thanks, Gail. It was an easy way to collect the experience of the day.